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Medical camps across the city for policewomen

Friday, March 09, 2018
By A Staff Reporter

On the occasion of World Women's Day, various medical camps were organised for female police personnel across the city. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and emergency training were also provided at Chembur and another camp organised in Kalyan. About 210 policewomen were to be screened in the process.

An emergency and CPR training session for more than 60 female police employees, along with free health check-up, blood test, BMI, dental and an eye check-up was conducted. Female police employees underwent extensive physiotherapy sessions to battle stress on daily basis and were also imparted training in CPR, an emergency procedure performed in an effort to save an individual from a heart attack until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in the person.

Dr. Roy Patankar, Director of Zen Hospital says, “A change in lifestyle, stress and high blood pressure which are on the rise, are leading factors for a heart attack. Hence, it is vital that everyone is required to know at least basic CPR, which was the main objective of the workshop.

Every minute that goes by during a cardiac arrest without CPR decreases a patient’s chances of survival by ten per cent.” He further added that, “It is a fact that a police employee’s job involves too much stress and pressure with lesser than adequate sleep. We felt the need of the hour is to conduct such a camp to educate the employees as they are highly susceptible to High Blood Pressure”.

The main purpose of the workshop is to immediately help the person and then to shift them to the nearest medical facility, thereby reducing the mortality rate subsequently and improving the quality of life for the survivor.  

This camp was conducted by Zen Multi Specialty Hospital, in association with Avior Clinical Diagnostic Centre, Thane and Delta Imaging, Chembur. The occasion was graced by Lakshmi Gautam (Additional Commissioner of Police, Chembur Zone), Dr. Sangeeta Hasnale (Assistant Municipal Commissioner), Dr. Roy Patankar, Dr. Vaishali Patankar, Dr. Vikrant Shah, Dr. Madhuri Gore and other specialists.

In another camp to honour the dedication and selfless service provided by the police force of Kalyan-Dombivili Police, Fortis Hospital in Kalyan organised a three-day multi-specialty health camp for over 150 women constables between March 8 and 10. The camp will be led by Dr. Supriya Amey (Facility Director) and Dr. Sushma Tomar (Obstetrician and Gynecologist), Fortis Hospital, Kalyan. The camp will include tests like Random Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI), Electrocardiogram (ECG), Pulmonary Function Test (FCT) and gynecological and general examinations. Each police personnel will receive consultation with doctors from different specialties, to help correct their health concerns.

Dr. Sanjay Shinde, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation, who inaugurated the event yesterday said, “This is the second successive year of this camp, much like the previous year, we hope that our female workforce is benefited and their medical conditions are identified and addressed immediately. Through this initiative, we reinforce the message that women also need to care for themselves, as much as they focus on their family and work”.

Speaking about the initiative, Dr. Supriya Amey, Facility Director, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, said, “Our Police force works under the toughest of conditions; it is important that the guardians of the city receive the right medical care at regular intervals. Many lady constables and officers in the police force are also managing their duties as mother and homemakers, often neglecting care for themselves. We hope that this camp proves to be beneficial for them”.

Dr. Sanjay Shinde, Deputy Commissioner of Police and Dattatraya Kamble, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation, were joined by the medical teams from the hospital during the inauguration of the camp. Dr. Smita A. Rode, Medical Officer Health, Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation and Dr. Nitin Chitnis, president, Indian Medical Association, Kalyan, will also be joining forces to bolster the health camp.

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